Twin Cities Dunkers Fund

Twin Cities Dunker Fund Dinner, Thursday, May 2 at St. Paul RiverCentre, RSVP by April 23. Click on RSVP button for more info.

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T
he Twin Cities Dunkers Fund provides funds to the 14 Twin Cities public high school athletic programs to purchase athletic equipment not funded by their school. The money you donate here goes to The Minneapolis Foundation-Dunkers Fund for the purchase of that equipment. You can designate what school you want to help or what sport you want to support in a comments section on the TMF site.  If you don't designate, the Dunkers Fund Committee will designate an unfunded need.


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Twin Cities Dunkers Fund
The Minneapolis Foundation
800 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 5540
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Making a Difference - $1,302,238 cumulative total

Donations for the 2023 Twin Cities Dunkers Fund Drive
sets a new single-year record for donations!


Totals for the night for the more than 220 members and guests in attendance won't be surprised to hear that the more than $195,000 raised is a record single-year total for donations to the Dunkers Fund.

The Minnesota Timberwolves/Lynx were the 2023 sponsors of the event providing a live auction item of a road trip with the team next season - team plane, team hotel, team workouts, team meals - the whole deal!  The trip brought at record $25,000 for a single item bid!

As part of the sponsorship, the program's for this year was a conversation with Ethan Casson, the team CEO, and Michael Grady, the TV play-play announcer for the team.

In mid August the Dunkers Fund Committee voted to distribute a record $195,000 to the athletic programs of the Twin Cities public high schools. Each of the 14 schools will receive $12,500 to purchase uniforms, equipment and other needs. In addition, the committee awarded $10,000 to the overall athletic programs of both the Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools for needs that benefit the entire district or multiple schools.

The Dunkers Fund is a program that started in 1997 as a program to provide a couple scholarships to a few deserving students. In 2011 it transitioned into a program that, as of 2023, provided $1,302,238 in financial assistance to the 14 Twin Cities high schools to help them purchase much needed athletic uniforms and equipment. 




Donations for the 2022 Twin Cities Dunkers Fund reach $160,000...
cumulative total exceeds one million dollars!


More than 250 Dunkers members, their guests and athletic directors from the 14 Twin Cities high schools attended the 2022 Dunkers Fund Dinner at U. S. Bank Stadium. The Minnesota Vikings hosted this, the second year, that a local sports team hosted the dinner.

The program’s special guest this year was legendary Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Bud Grant Rod Carew in a “talking football” conversation with  Mark Rosen.

The evening’s program, MC’d by Dave Mona, included, along with dinner and drinks, welcoming remarks by Vikings chief executive officer and Dunker member Andrew Miller,  a silent auction and a robust live auction with auctioneer Glen Fladeboe. The program’s special guest this year was legendary Minnesota Vikings head coach Bud Grant in a “talking football” conversation with  Mark Rosen.

The Dunkers Fund is a program that started in 1997 as a program to provide a couple scholarships to a few deserving students. In 2011 it transitioned into a program that, as of 2023, provided $1,302,238 in financial assistance to the 14 Twin Cities high schools to help them purchase much needed athletic uniforms and equipment.


Donations for the 2021 Twin Cities Dunkers Fund Drive total $161,000...
first year where dinner hosted by local sports team

With Dunkers members and their guests in attendance, 2021 donations by Twin Cities Dunkers to the 14 Twin Cities high school athletic programs reached $160,000. 

This was the first year that one of the local sports teams hosted the event.  This year the event was hosted by the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

The evening’s program, MC’d by Dave Mona, included, along with dinner and drinks, welcoming remarks by Twins president and Dunker member Dave St. Peter, a silent auction and a robust live auction with auctioneer Glen Fladeboe. The program’s special guest this year was legendary Minnesota Twin Rod Carew in a “talking baseball” conversation with  Mark Rosen.

The Dunkers Fund is a program that started in 1997 as a program to provide a couple scholarships to a few deserving students. In 2011 it transitioned into a program that provides financial assistance to the 14 Twin Cities high schools to help them purchase much needed athletic uniforms and equipment.



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